Thursday, April 25, 2013

9 Foot Mummified Remains of a Nephilim Giant in California

9 Foot Mummified Remains of a Nephilim Giant in California

The World, October 7, 1895
Nine Feet High and Probably a California Indian
Measurement Well Authenticated
Other Big Men and Women of Fact and Fable Who Are Famous Types if Giantism

“The corpse of the biggest man that ever lived has been dug up near San Diego California. At all events there is no satisfactory read in ancient or modern history of any human being nearly so tall. The mummy-for in such a condition the remains were found-is that of a person would have been about nine feet high inlife. This makes allowances for the shrinkage, which may be pretty closely calculated.

As to the accuracy in the estimate therecan no question, as the cadaver has been carefully inspected and measured by Prof. Thomas Wilson, Curator of the Department of Prehistoric Anthropology in the Smithsonian Institution, and by otherscientists. The tapeline even now registers the length from heel to top of the head at eight feet four inches.

The mummy is that of an Indian and is almost certainly prehistoric, though its age cannot be determined with any sort of accuracy. Historical records of the part of California where it was found go back for at least 250 years, and they make no mention of any man of gigantic stature. How much older the body may be must be left open to conjecture. Its preservation, its preservation is no matter of surprise, in that arid region the atmospheric conditions are such that a corpse buried in the dry season might very well become perfectly desiccated before the arrival of the rains, and thus be rendered permanently proof against decay.

The body was found in a cave by a party of prospectors. Over the head are the remnants of a leather hood. The man was well advanced in years.

It has been stated that the man must have surpassed in height any giant of whom there is an historical record. This is unquestionably true so far as the last two centuries are concerned, and accounts of older dates are not well authenticated. Indeed they grow more and more apocryphal as distant in time increases.”

Actual photo of the 9 foot mummified remains of the Nephilim Giant found in Calfornia.  Note that this was the photo used in the newspaper article above.